Apr 22, 2013 8:00am PDT
. >> reporter: now funded by a small tax on all phone bills you can see it on yours, the program has exploded with companies advertising free phones, many of which come with more than 250 minutes of time, far more than needed for emergencies obviously. those supporters argue some need phones to find a job but the fcc told congress the top five providers can not verify the eligibility of 41% of those who get the phones. listen. >> i hear from law enforcement that these phones are often found at crime scenes and are used in drug deals. why? because you can't trace them. >> just handing out phones willy-nilly and allowing them to be sold on the black market, this isn't the way to do it and we need to stop. >> reporter: now some recipients famously called them obama phones. there is one supporter who boasted to media during the election that all minorities should support the president because he gave them free cell phones. some now propose expanding the free phone service to broadband but mccaskill says the current program is so far out of control we should scrap it and start over, not expand it.
Apr 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
like they are already getting money from taxes. they charge you for everything in the world. i think it's an added cost that is not necessary. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug stuff up. i would like it to be a little cleaner for my grand kids as they grow up. >> californian's reuse about 20 billion plastic bags every year. today some stores will hand out their bags for free. you keep your bags in the trunk and forget them so i ask people on facebook a very funny conversation going on about where people keep their bags. how they remember to bring their bags. >> after going in and having to pay because they are in the car i'm going to start remembering them now. >> right. maybe there is the incentive. >>> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have now. we have a new crash in san francisco i want to mention. northbound 101 near the 280 interchange. one car hit the wall there. it's causing slow traffic coming up from near candle stick. let's go out and take a look at commute at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound. you can see traffic is moving a
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> investigators and taxes have not determined a cause of the explosion that killed 14 people including 10 first responders and a fertilizer plant in west texas. investigators say they pinpointed where the blast originated. the mpeg damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses leaving hundreds of people homeless and in need of help. authorities have also released 91 tapes that captured the initial panic after the fire and massive blast. >> there was some type of explosion and our house, all of the windows are completely blocked and. the walls, part of it is blown off. >>, down and take a deep breath. we are aware of the situation and we are sending people out there as soon as we can. >> city leaders allowed some residents to return to their homes are the weekend but they still face strict curfews. fire officials will hold a memorial service at baylor university on thursday and honor of the volunteer firefighters who died. >> the boy scouts of america are proposing to partially lift its longtime ban on homosexuals. this proposal comes after weeks of private deliberation between the organiz
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
,000 and 20,000 people left a lot of trash behind. since there was no organizer for the event, city tax payers have to pay for it. >> big bucks there. >>> a warm start to the week but how long will it last. steve paulson will tell us when to expect a cooldown. >>> and check this out. a young boy a very horrifying close call with an alligator. we'll tell you how he was able to survive. >>> it looks like we have some slowing on southbound 101. this may be due to an earlier crash near candlestick. we'll give you the update straight ahead. [ male announcer ] enjoy delicious chicken made the way you say at subwa. with our oven roasted chicken, now a $3 six-inch select. make it your own with melty monterey cheddar or creamy ranch. and during april, the black forest ham is also a $3 six-inch select. subway. eat fresh. >>> a south florida boy is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by an alligator. he and his father planned to go canoeing off boynton beach. he wandered to the edge and an alligator bit on the right side of his body. >> grabbed my arm. i couldn't get out. >> i'll punching the alligat